Utah’s Hogle Zoo is committed to providing quality internship experiences throughout the organization. Our internships have been developed to give interns a realistic, educational experience in areas related to their major area of study and anticipated career path. Interns will receive support from industry professionals that understand the importance of hands-on, educational opportunities for aspiring zoo professionals.
Internships are designed for current college students who have completed sophomore year or who have recently graduated from an accredited college or university. To be considered, all applicants must complete an online application. In addition to completing the application, a cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcript must be submitted at [email protected]
Summer Term is May through August. Applications open in December.
Spring Term is February through May. Applications open in December.
Fall Term is October through December. Application open in August.
Applicants may choose to apply for up to three internships. Incomplete application packets will not be considered.
Animal Care Internships (Summer)
Summer Term, May through August. Applications open in December.
Animal Care internships are designed to provide learning opportunities and practical experience relating to animal care in a zoological setting. Interns will be provided hands-on opportunities to learn from zookeepers about the many aspects of animal care including managing diets, husbandry, behavior, and training.
Full time, four positions. The Field Conservation Interns will work within our Conservation Department conducting wildlife surveys on high elevation amphibians via day trips and camping trips throughout the state, mammal monitoring via trail camera throughout the Salt Lake Valley, help with restoration activities along the Jordan River, and work closely with the community to increase volunteer engagement with Zoo conservation work. Opportunities to shadow other areas of the Zoo possible (Animal Care, Education, Events).
Part time, two positions. The area of conservation is a multidisciplinary field and this internship, based at Utah’s Hogle Zoo, aims to reflect that. Focus areas will include; increasing guest awareness to the conservation work conducted by Utah’s Hogle Zoo, field-work, and zoo-wide waste management and energy efficiency.
This internship is designed to provide learning opportunities and practical experience while gaining valuable knowledge relating to a career in informal education. The Education Intern will assist the Public Programs Coordinator with the daily preparation and facilitation of summer camps, and assist with a wide range of other educational duties.
This internship is designed to provide learning opportunities and practical experience while gaining valuable knowledge relating to a career in Special Events. The Special Events Intern will assist the Special Event Coordinators with the daily preparation and facilitation of revenue- generating public and private events, and assist with a wide range of other event duties.
For more information and or questions about our various internship programs, please contact:[email protected].
Volunteer with us!
Zoo Volunteers are dedicated to furthering the mission of Utah’s Hogle Zoo of “Creating Champions for Wildlife.” Volunteers assist keepers in providing the highest level of animal welfare and supporting zoo programs that inspire conservation action through guest education, adventure, and life experiences. Hogle Zoo strives to provide inclusive service opportunities that promote wildlife stewardship while fostering worthwhile, purposeful experiences for our volunteers.